Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Dr Rosemary Purdie is an Honorary Associate at the Australian National Herbarium, Canberra. Before that she was Commissioner for the Environment for the ACT Government. Formerly Director Natural Resource Evaluation and Communication in the Office of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and earlier a Deputy Executive Director at the Australian Heritage Commission where she was responsible for natural and cultural heritage assessments and advice on heritage conservation.
Rosemary trained as a plant ecologist, and in a variety of positions has been involved in helping to describe Australia's biodiversity for many years through land system surveys, vegetation surveys, extensive botanical collecting and a short stint helping to edit several volumes of the Flora of Australia.
Her botanical collections are lodged mainly with the Queensland Herbarium and the Australian National Herbarium.
Pers. Comm. 1999